|Interview: Jeff Halper - Alternate Focus|
Jeff Halper is the Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House demolitions (ICAHD) and a Professor of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University. He has lived in Israel since 1973. Jeff has researched and written extensively on Israeli society and is the author of the book Between Redemption and Revival: the Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the nineteenth century. Jeff founded and directed Israel's Committee to Save the Ethiopian Jews...
Keywords: anthropology; israel; judaism
|Voices of Palestine - Alternate Focus|
In this two-part show the candid opinions of street demonstrators are interwoven with speeches and prayers by Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders and peace activists in a San Diego church. Part One includes the moving testimony of the mother of a suicide bombing victim. In Part Two an American rabbi and a Palestinian mother-to-be express their hopes for peace and justice in the Holy Land...
Keywords: islam; jesus; judaism; palestine; suicide
|Interview: Asmi Bishara - Alternate Focus|
Head of the National Democratic Assembly political party, Azmi Bashara was born in Nazareth to Christian parents. He is a Palestinian and a citizen of Israel. He represents Israel's Palestinian minority in the Knesset. Bishara studies at Humboldt University in Germany, is head of the philosophy department at Bir Zeit University, and is senior researcher at the Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem. He was one of the founders of the National Democratic Assembly, or Balad...
Keywords: democratic party; israel; jesus; judaism; palestine
|History of a Conflict - Alternate Focus|
The land known as the Holy Land has been the locus of three of the world's principal religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and a contested area since 1200BC. The original inhabitants, the Canaanites and Philistines, were conquered in 1000BC by the Jews who remained sovereign for about 280 years. For the next 1500 years a series of conquests and occupations left a residual Jewish population in the area of less than 20%, the rest being predominantly Moslem and Christian Arabs...
Keywords: islam; israel; jesus; judaism; middle east; military; palestine